News from October 2009
Scranton Commons helps the cause
In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Week, the Scranton Commons went all pink on Oct. 21 with a table featuring pink food to help communicate the goals of Colleges Against Cancer, which held awareness events across campus all week.
Mayor, BU alum speaks to students
Bloomsburg Mayor Dan Knorr recently spoke to 200 students and faculty about student involvement and leadership at a campus event sponsored by the Science and Health Sciences Living and Learning Community. Students heard how involvement and leadership roles in college can be leveraged into making structural change. Knorr stressed the importance of building and maintaining a reputation for competence.
Campus Alert: Oct. 30
This campus alert is issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990. Faculty, staff and students are reminded to lock or secure all items of value.
Recently, several thefts have been reported on campus, primarily in Centennial Hall and the Student Recreation Center. Laptops, digital cameras and iPods have been stolen from faculty offices in Centennial Hall. File drawers and cabinets have been pried open.
Remember to lock doors and secure all electronic items that can be easily removed. In the Student Rec Center, secure valuables in locked lockers or keep them in your possession at all times. Please contact University Safety and Police at 389-4168 if you have knowledge of the thefts or have come in contact with individuals selling or possessing possible stolen items.
Students mingle with senior citizens
BU's chapter of Society for the Advancement of Management (SAM) recently provided community service at the Balanced Care nursing home in Bloomsburg, where students played bingo and spent time with the residents. SAM is a national organization dedicated to professional development of its members.
Students leave their mark on mural
Students in Sharon Solloway's mindfulness and achievement course took time Monday to help finish a painted mural that will end up at the Jongimpilo Community Clinic, Sisonke District of South Africa, a clinic serving 2,000 people without running water since its inception.
Students in Sharon Solloway's mindfulness and achievement course took time Monday to help finish a painted mural that will end up at the Jongimpilo Community Clinic, Sisonke District of South Africa in Kwa Zulu Natal, a clinic serving 2,000 people but without running water since its inception.
The mural was painted by one of Solloway's students, Michael Paulson, whose mother, Rachel Paulson, will take the mural to the clinic in November. The trip will culminate many months of planning, working with the clinic personnel and community elders. The project will put in a water pump and a sink in the clinic.
Pictured: Will Bailey, Jestina Drysdale and Niko Dantzler-Johnson placing hand prints on the mural while it was set up in the Student Services Center for students to contribute their touch to the project.
Prayer room opens for students
Sultan Riaz, a senior marketing major, has spearheaded an effort to reserve space on campus for students to make their daily prayers, specifically those of Muslim faith. Riaz will host the first prayer today, 6 p.m., 411 Kehr Union, where more details will be given on how the room will be used.
New campus group is launched
BU's multicultural and global education society, a new campus group, is hosting an informational meeting and food festival today, 9 p.m., 243 Centennial Hall. The group is recruiting education majors as it begins planning for educational conferences, fundraisers and trips to schools with diverse student populations.
BU's multicultural and global education society, a new campus group, is hosting an informational meeting and food festival Wednesday, 9 p.m., 243 Centennial Hall. The group is recruiting education majors as it begins planning for educational conferences, fundraisers and trips to schools with diverse student populations.
The group was established as a way for education majors to further their knowledge in the education field, especially pertaining to diversity. Goals include:
* visits to diverse school districts where BU students can get a hands-on approach to dealing with diversity in a classroom setting
* holding its own multicultural education conference on campus
* attending national and international education conferences
* food festivals
* visits with teachers who work in diverse settings
* meeting new people
* building resumes
The multicultural and global society became an official BU organization last spring and is looking to recruit more members. The group meets every Wednesday, 9 p.m., in 243 Centennial Hall.
Contact Nicole Baruch or Lisa Lapina by e-mail about joining.
Women's Center honors BU duo
Tim Pelton, BU's civic engagement coordinator, and Joan Bradbury, a junior social work major, were honored on Oct. 27 at The Women's Center's 35th annual community recognition luncheon for their volunteer efforts and help with victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Tim Pelton, BU's civic engagement coordinator, and Joan Bradbury, a junior social work major, will be honored Tuesday at The Women's Center's 35th annual community recognition luncheon for their volunteer efforts and commitment to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Andrea Helwig, the Women's Center's volunteer advocate, nominated Pelton for his ability to build partnerships with agencies and offer invaluable resources, such as food and assistance. He recruits BU students to provide homework help to children staying at the shelter and to assist with projects, such as painting and cleaning.
Helwig also nominated Bradbury, who started volunteering at the Women's Center during freshman orientation. After completing the volunteer training class, Bradbury became a direct service volunteer, helping with tasks, such as the Kids' Movie Group and annual holiday party, answering the hotline and participating at awareness vigils.
A total of 22 community members will be recognized at the luncheon for their commitment to victims of domestic and sexual violence.
Alum donates winnings to swim team
The Carver Chapter of the Alumni Association held a 50/50 raffle at BU's Homecoming Tent Party, which resulted in a $205 prize for John Eichenlaub, '78. He then donated his winnings to BU's swimming program. Chris Beadling, Alumni Association president, with Stu Marvin, BU's head swim coach, and Eichenlaub, whose son is a freshman swimmer.
BU group meets famous violinist
BU music students and other members of the campus community met violinist Itzhak Perlman after a full dress rehearsal of the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra in Purchase, N.Y. on Oct. 10. The trip was arranged by Kunyoung Kim, assistant professor of music.
BLOOMSBURG — BU music students and other members of the campus community met violinist Itzhak Perlman after a full dress rehearsal of the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra in Purchase, N.Y. on Oct. 10.
The philharmonic rehearsed Berliotz's Symphonie Fantastique and Prokofiev's Symphony No. 1, followed by Mozart's Adagio and Rondo for Violin and Orchestra, K. 373 with Perlman, the philharmonic's artistic director, playing the solo violin while conducting the orchestra.
The trip was arranged by Kunyoung Kim, assistant professor of music. Click here to learn more about Itzhak Perlman.
ArtWalk features BU students' work
Several BU students recently participated in the Bloomsburg ArtWalk, which matched artists with local businesses for an evening exhibit. The ArtWalk also featured live music, free hay rides and pumpkin decorating.
Greeks lead Homecoming clean-up effort
About 35 BU sorority sisters ventured out Sunday for a town Homecoming clean-up project, picking up litter along East Street and Lightstreet Road. Additionally, 10 other sisters collected debris downtown along Main Street and sidewalks in front of local businesses.
Chalking about raising awareness
BU's chapter of To Write Love On Her Arms recently completed a chalking campaign on campus to raise awareness and present hope of finding help for people struggling with depression, addiction, self-injury, and suicide. Contact the group to learn more about its efforts.
New Sigma Tau Delta members inducted
BU's Sigma Tau Delta chapter, the National English Honor Society, inducted new members and honored a graduating sr. (Seated, L-R) Rachel Lehman, Alexandra Martinez (sr.), Brianna DePierro, Molly Phelan. (L-R) Anthony Venturini, Katherine Carl, James McCready, Ashlie Jarosiewicz, Erin DeLong, Anne Chrismer.
BU nursing alumnae honored
Cheri Rinehart, '79, received the Distinguished Service Award at the nursing alumni celebration Saturday as part of BU's Homecoming Weekend. Rinehart was one of 20 nurses selected nationwide in '04 for a Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship. She has also served on numerous state committees and task forces, and has been honored for her work in rural and emergency health care. More alumni news ...
BU loses long-time faculty member
Paul Quick, a long-time member of the BU community, passed away on Oct. 18. Quick came to the university 25 years ago as assistant professor of biology and allied health sciences, and three years later, was appointed director of the Curriculum Materials Center. He was named assistant director of academic advisement in 1998 and director of academic advisement, his current position, in 2003. He was currently serving as chair of academic support and advisement faculty.
Kozloff Apartments dedicated
In recognition of BU President Jessica Kozloff's dedication to safe student housing during more than 13 years as president, the campus' new 544-bed complex was formally dedicated Friday as the Jessica S. Kozloff Apartments. Kozloff called the apartments "an example of people working together to solve a problem."
BLOOMSBURG - Former BU President Jessica Kozloff called the apartments that bear her name "an example of people working together to solve a problem." The problem was unsafe student housing throughout the Bloomsburg area. The goal was to house nearly half of BU's students on campus or in university-affilitated housing.
In recognition of Kozloff's dedication to safe student housing during more than 13 years as BU's president, the campus' new 544-bed complex was formally dedicated as the Jessica S. Kozloff Apartments during a ceremony Friday, Oct. 16.
In addition to Kozloff, participants were David Soltz, BU president; Steven Barth, Council of Trustees chair; Joseph Mowad and LaRoy Davis, Trustees; and Anikka Brill, CGA vice president.
"I am so touched by this magnificent honor," Kozloff said. "It means so much to have a piece of me here because Bloomsburg University will always have a place in my heart." Ground was broken for the $34 million Kozloff Apartments in April 2008. The complex on the upper campus opened this fall.
Rotaract Club greets Emmy winner
BU's Rotaract Club recently posed with Emmy Award-winning BU Rotary Club Member Jennifer Ralston, who received an Emmy on Sept. 12 for Outstanding Sound Editing in a Miniseries, Movie or a Special. (L-R) Nicole Bittenbender, Autumn Umberger, Danielle Strausbaugh, Ralston, Jen Pfleegor, Amanda Lambert, Chelsey DuFour.
DPhiE starts semester on the right foot
Delta Phi Epsilon battled cold weather to raise nearly $100 for its two philanthropies, The National Cystic Fibrosis Research Foundation and The National Association for Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders, through its recent Rita's fundraiser.
Campus Alert: Oct. 17
This campus alert was issued in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Crime Statistics Act of 1990. At approximately 2:49 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, a BU student was stabbed in the abdomen with a sharp object. The assault took place near the Uni-Mart.
The alleged subject was described as an African American male, approximately 5-foot-8 in height, stocky build, wearing blue jeans and a yellow sweatshirt with "Bloomsburg University" printed on the front. The subject was reported to be last seen on the catwalk, entering campus in the area of Montour and Schuylkill halls. The Town of Bloomsburg Police Department is investigating the incident. Any information as to the identity of this individual should be provided to the Town of Bloomsburg Police Department at 784-6779.
The University recommends students always walk in groups and keep a cell phone readily accessible. In case of an emergency, students should call 389-4168. For your safety, there are emergency call boxes available throughout campus. If you are in town and need help call 911.
Tandem chairs symposium session
David Minderhout, retired professor of anthropology, and Jessica Dowsett, senior anthropology/French major, recently organized and chaired a session at the 4th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium at Bucknell University. The duo also has a collection of oral histories accepted for publication.
David Minderhout, retired professor of anthropology, and Jessica Dowsett, senior anthropology/French major, recently organized and chaired a session at the 4th Annual Susquehanna River Symposium at Bucknell University.
This year's symposium theme was Native Americans, Ecology and the Susquehanna Valley, and both, Minderhout and Dowsett, were active in organizing the symposium. The title of their panel was "Native Americans in Pennsylvania: Contemporary Viewpoints" and featured five Pennsylvanians of native heritage.
Minderhout and Dowsett also have a collection of oral histories they collected from Pennsylvania Native Americans accepted for publication in Watershed, the Journal of the Susquehanna. The collection is "Our Stories, Ourselves: Oral Histories of Contemporary Native Americans in Pennsylvania."
Coaching legend to retire after spring
Jan Hutchinson, a 'cornerstone' of the BU's athletic program, has announced her retirement from coaching at the end of the 2010 softball season. Hutchinson, also coach of BU's nationally ranked field hockey team, is in her 32nd year at BU.
Bull riding against cancer
Alpha Tau Omega fraternity hosted Grabbing Cancer by the Horns! on Oct. 13 on the Lycoming Hall lawn with "DJ Scuba." All proceeds benefited the American Cancer Society.
BU Homecoming King & Queen finalists
Homecoming court finalists were (L-R) Erica Ganther, Gia Adornetto, Brittany Newhouse, Katie Bluff and Kaitlin Schiccatano. Back row, Chris Johnson, Harrison Henne, Gary Stewart and Nick Genuario. Not shown: John Berry.
Students tune into BU's program
About 30 high school students visited campus on Oct. 13 for Music Major Day and attended classes, met music faculty and students, and learned about BU's admissions and audition processes. A few also sat in with BU's Jazz Ensemble. Call the music, theatre and dance department at 389-4284 for more information on the next Music Major Day, Feb. 16, 2010.
LLC crew gets hands-on with biodiesel
Students from BU's Fine Arts and Humanities LLC and Social Justice and Sustainability LLC recently got an up-close look at BU's biodiesel initiative from Ned Greene, physics professor, and Thomas Duggan, student assistant. The students visited oil collections sites and converted waste oil into biodiesel.
Students from BU's Fine Arts and Humanities LLC and Social Justice and Sustainability LLC recently got an up-close look at BU's biodiesel initiative from Ned Greene, physics professor, and Thomas Duggan, student assistant. LLC students visited oil collections sites and helped covert waste oil in biodiesel fuel.
LLC students met first with Duggan, who assists Greene with the biodiesel project. Duggan showed students the oil collection sites and taught them how to assess oil levels in the barrels on and near campus, where restaurants such as the Scranton Commons, Kehr Union, Harry's Grille and Rosemarie's store waste cooking oil to donate to the project.
Students met again on Oct. 10 to assist Greene and Duggan with oil collection. After visiting the processing site on BU's upper campus, where the waste oil is converted into biodiesel fuel, students helped Greene and Duggan collect oil. During the collection process, Greene shared facts about the project, noting approximately five percent of the fuel used in BU shuttle buses is biodiesel and BU's 'French Fry' bus is run almost exclusively on biodiesel.
BU equestrians perform well
BU's equestrian team took Reserve High Point Team at Briarwood Farms, Readington, NJ, on Sept. 27 in their first IHSA show of the semester. Fifteen members showed in Hunt Seat with five members winning classes.
Quest participants finish 'amazing' weekend
BU Quest recently completed a Water Leadership Weekend with community members and BU students paddling along the Youghiogheny River in South Western Pennsylvania. The group paddled Class III-plus rapids, while learning whitewater fundamentals and strengthening leadership skills.
Bloomapalooza held at the Commons
JD Eicher opened Bloomapalooza at the Scranton Ampitheater on Oct. 8, where three other bands performed. The annual music festival was co-sponsored by WBUQ.FM and Harry's Grille. The festival was also broadcast on 91.1 FM.
More than 400 alumni greeted at the fair
Each year the BU alumni association sponsors a booth in the education building at the Bloomsburg Fair, where faculty, staff and students logged in 88 hours of volunteer time this year and greeted more than 423 alumni and many prospective students. Pictured: Lynda Michaels, '87/'88M, with Catherine Fedor, '08.